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. it will rival the funeral for winston churchill. in addition, president obama, george w. bush, president clinton and president carter will be there. raul castro will be there. will mandela's message of forgiveness resonate? and a time crunch of epic proportions, will the venue be safe? first on the security front. joy worked -- joe worked on sec for pope john paul's funeral. what could go wrong? but a lot could go wrong. >> yeah, south africa's not entirely a safe place. you have a large somali community there, with connections to shabaab. monitoring these will not be easy. you have the problem of a lot of weapons coming through africa, central african republic, libya and the rest of it. so there is the potential danger to secure all these people. >> the u.s. delegation a small part of the crowd. how much control can the u.s. secret service have, realistically? >> well, it's entirely up to the host government. the south african government has hosted u.s. presidential visits in the past. they do a good job. but, again, it's a very difficult situation. you have 100 heads of state means you have 10
will be presidents barack obama, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. comprising one of the most prestigious frequent flyer clubs in the world. today, air force one departed for south africa, where more than 90 world leaders are planning to attend nelson mandela's memorial tuesday in johannesburg. inside air force one, the obamas and george w. and laura bush along with former first lady clinton, the former president bill and daughter chelsea are flying from an event in rio and linking up with the rest of the club tomorrow. president george h.w. bush who has been in poor health for some time will not be making the trip. together, they are set for an almost 20-hour flight, even though there's only one bed on board. >> air force one is a very intimate setting so that's the place where you can have quieter conversations. once you get to one of these massive events, it's very hard to have real conversations. >> these long flights, believe it or not, can forge friendships. in 1981, president ronald reagan could not attend the funeral of egypt's anwar saddat so he enlisted others to att
. former president george w. bush and his wife laura are also on board joining first lady michelle obama and the president. president's clinton and carter will attend the service scheduled for tuesday in south africa. george r. h.w bush is the only former president that will not be there. >>> alan is near johannesburg. he has more on how the people of south africa are remembering nelson mandela. and he's a father figure being honored in cities large and small 1234 absolutely, del, and people here and in nelson mandela square in the rain at 7:00 in south africa, a soggy evening, but it doesn't seem to offend the crowds much. they have been coming here constantly to the many tribute centers set up around the country for nelson mandela. now this is a very ritzy mall. this is really the heart of high-end retail in the city of johannesburg, and it is in one of the richest districts in this country. as we found out today many of the people who work in this neighborhood, as you might expect live in a very different world. mandela square mall, some of the richest retail in south africa. and a sh
the audience that will include three former u.s. presidents, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter as well as many other dignitaries and celebrities. george and laura bush are aboard air force one with the obamas right now. so is the former secretary of state hillary clinton, the current attorney general of the united states, eric holder, the national security advisor to the president, susan rice, among many, many others. let's bring in our chief national correspondent, john king, who has covered a lot of these kinds of trips. we have been on many of these major trips. can it get awkward from time to time? you have -- there will be four american presidents, current president, three former presidents, in south africa with their wives at the same time. >> number one, a major security challenge for the united states secret service and their international allies as they cooperate on this. i just spoke to a couple sources, they say they are very confident. can it get awkward. you mentioned the current president of the united states and raul castro. i was at the mandela inauguration wher
on their way and former president george w. bush and his wife and former first lady laura bush are en route to johannesburg. >> tomorrow when the official memorial service is going to take place, it's the city's soccer stadium. we want to go live to robin ker now outside of the mandela home. set the scene for us, the mood. this is day four of a ten-day mourning period. >> and i spoke to somebody close to mandela. they said it wasn't enough to not only say good-bye to such a great man but it wasn't enough to organize all of this. just imagine trying to organize more than 90 heads of state, plus more than 80,000 to 90,000 people in that stadium just for tomorrow. in terms of the way south africa is saying good-bye, you can see it behind me. it's starting to rain. people are still outside his home and they've been here nonstop since that thursday announcement. what is key is that they don't really care about what's happen inside the home. everybody seems to have their own personal intimate connection with mandela and they're coming here, playing flowers. it's a very, very special kind of feeli
, and george w. bush honoring nelson mandela. we're going to begin with your comments and calls on a recent survey. a pew research study indicating power has declined. join in on the conversation, the lines -- you can join us on our social media, send us a tweet or send us an e-mail, . or join us on facebook. let's begin with a look at some of the newspapers. front page of "the washington post" has a scene from johannesburg. nelson mandela began the journey from tribal air to revolutionary icon. this from inside "the new york times," -- details from inside "the new york times." there is a new poll we want to draw your attention to. it essentially looks at the role we play in the world. here are some of the details -- support for u.s. global engagement is already nearing historic low and has fallen further. the public thinks that the nation does too much to solve world problems, and increasing percentages want the u.s. to "mind its own business internationally" and pay attention here at home. researcher from pew is joining us live on the phone. thank you for being with us.
. they're accompanied by the former president george w. bush and laura bush and the former secretary of state hillary clinton. they'll be joined in south africa by bill clinton and former president jimmy carter and mrs. carter. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is standing by. brianna, what do we know about the president's itinerary and his specific role in the memorial service? >> well, wolf, he will be among six foreign dignitaries who will be giving remarks during what is really an extensive program to take place in south africa honor agmandela. he is on this historic flight to what we're expecting will be the largest gathering of world leaders in their history. we're told by a white house official this is not something he had worked on until he was i guess instructed or invited by the south african government to make these remark at the memorial service. but there's also another sort of historic element to this trip, this flight that president obama is on right now. imagine this, sitting around the conference table of the private conference room on board air force one,
and george w. bush, david cameron and ban ki-moon among scores of other dignitaries. errol barnett in johannesburg for us. tomorrow is taking place in soccer city during the world cup, a huge stadium, 90,000 plus seats. given the interest and the crowds behind you now, will that be big enough to accommodate everybody? >> reporter: in a word, john, no, and that's why the government has facilitated three, count them three overthrow stadiums for people who want to attend tuesday's memorial service, plus they will be broadcasting the ceremony via livestream to 90 big screens set up all over the country. john, i'm not sure how many university football games you've been to but what's happening around me now you could compare to a battle of the bonds. over my right shoulder a south african group, over my left a nigerian group who has come here and outside nelson mandela's home where he passed away late thursday evening to add to the euphoria and celebrations here, paying respects to a man who is credited for bringing this nation together, facilitating the first democratic elections and be
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their respects. former president george w. bush will fly with president obama to tuesday's memorial. former president bill clinton will also plan to attend. we go live to johannesburg. robin, mandela's funeral will be held on sunday. family, dignitaries, they're all coming together. logistically that is going to be incredible. >> reporter: absolutely. i mean, this really is one of the biggest events we're seeing in recent history. and it's three days into a ten-day mourning period. sunday we're going to see more prayers being wrereconciliation memorials. the south african government is encouraging heads of state to come to this memorial in johannesburg than it is to get into the small remote town of gunu, the remote island where he will be buried. so all in all quite a busy schedule for south africans. also quite geographically spread out. gives chance for this whole country, people in different areas to be able to join in the memorials and pay their respects to nelson mandela. >> the man who brought south africa into the modern day. robyn, thank you so much. >> there's a statue of mandela
will be there, including four u.s. presidents, president obama and former president george w. bush, clinton, and carter. the body of nelson mandela will lay in state three days in the capital of pretoria and then he'll be buried at his home village several hundred miles away. one more note, jamie and eric, one more note we're seeing in the media, thursday night when nelson mandela passed, he was off life support. he was breathing on his own. he was sleeping. according to one person who was there, he just seemed to give up. he fought and won so many more battles before that. back to you. >> all right, greg. much more on his life and legacy in just a moment. thank you. >>> former new york city mayor david dinkins will be joining us coming up. meanwhile lawmakers on capitol hill are getting harsh criticism as their approval rating dipped. is the so-called do nothing congress doing more than we think. >> as we said and as jamie just mentioned, the world is mourning the death of nelson mandela. the next guest, the guy right there on the left, he was the first official to welcome mandela to our c
to be on this airplane, by the way. former president george w. bush and laura bush there as well. you have hillary and president obama together. yet on the outside it appears as if she maybe wants to distance herself, i guess because of obama care. >> she has a high wire act she has to perform right now. because if she does run, she worked for the president. but yet she doesn't want to be associated with him if the health care rollout and the rest of this goes south. she has to balance what's good for her. and it doesn't look right now that being aligned with obama is that good for her. >> it's interesting, because i remember when i first started in journalism in the early '90s. we were talking about hillary care. it really does go all the way back to hillary clinton. but understandably now, with all of the debacle of the rollout, howard, she doesn't want to be associated with this. right? >> that is true. but at the same time, she doesn't want to alienate president obama's core supporters, particularly african-american voter who is she may need in 2016. james carville, long time clinton intimate,
. significantly higher than the 5.6% unemployment rate which compelled president george w. bush to sign an extension of unemployment benefits when he was in office. i think that the news we have we need toorces that address this problem and extend those unemployment insurance benefits to those individuals. because this is a persistent problem. when president bush signed the law, the average person was unemployed for i believe 17 weeks. for that portion of the unemployed, they fell in november. the number of long-term unemployed stayed pretty steady. that is more evidence we need to address this problem and it would be terrible to tell more than one million families across the country just a few days after christmas that they are out of benefits. we hope that congress will address this challenge. >> how close -- is the white that it isting extending that? we believe that congress should extend unemployment insurance. the vehicle that they used to do that is less important than the fact that they do it. i will not negotiate from the podium about how that gets done. discussionsongoing and
and still significantly higher than the unemployment rate which compelled president george w. bush to sign an extense of unemployment benefits when he was in office. on the long-term unemployed i news we havee today reenforces that we need to extend this problem and those unemployment insurance individualsthose because this is a persistent problem. as i noted when president bush extendingou unemployment insurance benefits the average person was i believe 17r weeks. now it is 36. what we saw today for that unemployed even though the overall number of unmany ployed americans fell in november, the number of long-term unemployed stayed pretty steady. that is more evidence that we address this problem and to tell be terrible more than a million families fewss the country just a days after christmas that they are out of benefits. that congress will, as it has in the past, address this challenge. >> again, i would just point you to the plan. a week away from the deadline for law makers to come to a deal. how close does the white house feel law makers are getting to is the white house insisting th
and george w. bush and the obama administration have not joined, have not joined. they have isolated the united states on this issue. i ask what kind of message this sends to the rest of the world in this lack of leadership here we ought to just sign it. we spend hundreds of millions of dollars removing landmines around the world. we use the leahy war victims fund to help landmine victims around the world. what are we afraid of? we have another leahy law says we cannot export landmines? let's show the courage. it only takes a little bit to go for it and sign the treaty, like every one of our allies has done. is that so difficult? now, in conclusion let me tell you, on november 22, remember the great loss this country suffered 50 years ago when president kennedy was assassinated. i remember my wife and i, as a long -- a young law student stand right here on this corner watching them go down. hundreds of thousands industry. you could hear the drums when they left the white house. that far away. you could actually hear the click in the street lights as they changed, and you could hear t
at johannesburg, the site of the 2010 world cup. george h w bush is the only living former president who will not attend the event. he is no longer able to travel long distances. . nelson mandela died last week at the age of 95. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> c-span. we bring public affairs events from washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings, and conferences, and offering complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house, all as a public service of private industry. we're c-span, created by the cable tv industry 34 years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. and now, you can watch us in h.d. >> the wireline world is the central security or system of our country. it is the veins and arteries that connect what is now the information economy in the united states. we are seeing data traffic increase at the rate of 40% per year. it connects all forms of communication whether they originate in a wireline environment or not. yeah, i would say america is a wireline future. >> the
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